This Thailand Disaster Management Reference Handbook offers readers an operational understanding of the nation’s disaster management capability and vulnerability, with detailed information on demographics, hazards, government structure, regional and international assistance, infrastructure, laws and guidelines, risks and vulnerabilities, and other areas vital to a comprehensive disaster management knowledge base.
Welcome - Note from the Director
LES POINTS MARQUANTS
Alors qu’elle n’est que responsable de moins de 4 % des émissions mondiales de gaz à effets de serre, l’Afrique est particulièrement exposée aux effets négatifs du changement climatique et aux catastrophes naturelles.
Bien que les catastrophes naturelles soient difficiles à prédire, les services hydrométéorologiques contribuent à les anticiper et à se préparer à leurs conséquences.
While Africa accounts for 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions, the continent is most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and disasters
Although natural disasters are challenging to predict, hydromet services can help plan for impending disasters and prepare for risks
New approach puts theory of Climate-Resilient Water Management into practice on the ground
Climate-driven water scarcity could reduce GDP growth rates in South Asia by as much as 6%.1
Climate change will increase water-stress through irregular rainfall patterns and increased incidence of floods and droughts.
The Action on Climate Today (ACT) programme has developed a conceptual framework that clearly distinguishes Climate Resilient Water Management (CRWM) from traditional approaches to water management.
by Roshan Din Shad | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 01:08 GMT
With radios and better data, 'we will be able to respond to any disaster in the state more quickly and efficiently'
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan, May 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When major floods hit Pakistan-controlled Kashmir in 2016, Jawad Hussain, a worker at the local government disaster agency, had to wait hours to receive updates on what kind of help was needed and where.
Long-term planning for an adequate and safe supply of drinking-water should be set in the context of growing external uncertainties arising from changes in the climate and environment. The water safety plan (WSP) process offers a systematic framework to manage these risks by considering the implications of climate variability and change.
New Report on Timor-Leste’s Water Sector Can Guide Future Investments
DILI, May 15, 2017 – A new World Bank report recommends increased budgets for operations and maintenance for Timor-Leste’s public water supply sector, as well as the establishment of a national policy framework, in order to achieve the country’s national and international commitments by 2030.
by Roop Singh, Climate Centre, New York
With devastating seasonal rains in Kenya yesterday reported by the Kenya Red Cross (KRC) to have displaced nearly 300,000 people and killed 158, scientists with the World Weather Attribution (WWA) programme have begun analysing the unusually intense rainfall to determine whether climate change played a role.
Government and Host Community Response to the Influx of Rohingya Refugees
- The Government of Bangladesh responded quickly upon the arrival of the 687,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar since August 2017, including allocating 5,800 acres of land.
- The host communities of Cox’s Bazar, and the District administration have made a significant and ongoing contribution to the life saving response for refugees under leadership of the National Government and with UN support.
The Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently worked with the leaders of six Northwest mountainous provinces including Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Yen Bai, Dien Bien, Lai Chau and Son La on the project “Rural development in natural disasters adaptation”.
A French Development Agency (AFD) delegation led by Fabrice Richy, director of AFD in Viet Nam, had a working meeting with the leaders of four provinces Nghe An, Thanh Hoa, Ninh Binh and Ha Tinh where are implementing Urban Infrastructure Improvement Project to Reduce Impact of Climate Change.
The Urban Infrastructure Improvement Project aims to mitigate climate change impacts in four provinces with a total investment of over 157 million euro, of which AFD has contributed nearly 128 million euro, and the rest has been contributed by Vietnam's counterpart fund. .
- Se estima un monto cercano a los mil millones de dólares en infraestructura y producción dañadas por desastres de origen natural durante el presente periodo administrativo.
San José, 30 de abril de 2018.La Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgo y Atención de Emergencias realizó el informe de sus gestiones realizadas del periodo 2014-2018 en un acto donde se conmemoró también la labor de funcionarios del Benemérito Cuerpo de Bomberos, la Benemérita Cruz Roja Costarricense, Organizaciones no gubernamentales, representantes de los Comités …
The 'Building Resilience in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands of Northern Kenya' project was implemented in Turkana County, in Northern Kenya, between July 2012 and April 2015. The project was designed to build the resilience of project participants to a number of shocks and stresses: droughts – which threaten the area annually – floods and outbreaks of human and animal diseases on the one hand, and anthropocentric risks on the other hand, such as fire, livestock theft, and conflicts.
Papua New Guinea shares the island of New Guinea with Indonesia. The country of 463,000 km² includes a group of islands in Oceania, between the Coral Sea and the South Pacific Ocean.
Morocco is situated in the north west of the continent of Africa. The territory extends over 710,850 km2 and the coastline covers 2900km on the Atlantic Ocean, as well as 512 km of coastline on the Mediterranean Sea. The Moroccan population is approximately 33.8 million people. Morocco has enjoyed a comparatively steady political and economic development trajectory compared to neighbouring countries.
The Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked least developed country (LDC) in the Himalayan Mountains, with a population of 768,577, covering an area of 38,394 km². The area is mountainous, with steep slopes and 70% forest cover. The climate varies by altitude from alpine to subtropical and is strongly influenced by monsoons. The terrain limits agricultural productivity, but whilst agriculture contributes only 16% to GDP, it employs around 58% of the workforce.
The Republic of Armenia is a small landlocked country in the Caucasus region, with an area of 29,743m² and a population of 2,998,600. The terrain is mostly mountainous, with fast flowing rivers, and few forests. The climate is highland continental, which means that Armenia is subject to hot summers and cold winters. Agricultural lands cover 69% of the territory and agriculture employs 44% of the working population, although agriculture´s contribution to the overall economy is declining.
Water stress, pollution and hazards like floods demand better measurement and management
Geneva, 7 May 2018 - A global conference on hydrological services will address the urgent need to improve forecasting, management and utilization of water resources in an era of growing water stress, pollution and hazards like floods.
By Devan Kreisberg, Naraya Carrasco, Denis Jordy, and Alessio Giardino
If we’ve learned anything from our modern era, it’s that the smallest changes can be extremely powerful. From DNA molecules to microprocessors, “small” can have a big impact.